Nothing could be further from the authentic art of our time than the idea of a...– Clement Greenburg, Modernist Painting
Feeling a little like this today...
The idea that images have a kind of social or psychological power of their own...– W.J.T. Mitchell, What Do Pictures Really Want?
Being sick is no fun
Nope, it isn’t. I think the horrible, freezing, 3 hour, pitch black, getting-lost-on-a-bicycle ride last night did it. Hopefully the folks in the library don’t mind sniffles.
Short essay question for class tomorrow:
What exactly does Panofsky mean with his notion of perspective as symbolic form? Does his use of this notion further clarify what perspective actually is? To what extent does the window metaphor play a role in Panofsky’s understanding of perspective? Better get started, class is in 18 hours!
Bangable Dudes in History →
Whether or not you’re a historian, this blog might be the greatest hour of reading you’ve had all day.
Images break with a small ping, their destruction is as wonderful as their...– E. L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel
The joining of artistic practice to a scientific theory of vision that generates...– Joel Snyder, Picturing Vision
Art historical interpretation is, I believe, never an end in itself, but a means...– Hanneke Grootenboer, The Rhetoric of Perspective